TRADITIONAL WEDDING IN JAPAN


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


First I want to apologize for the last 15 days without any updates here. Thing is, my wife and I got our wedding ceremony the first of November. I talked about this already a little bit last year (if you want to know the whole story ;)

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Anyway for once I will share something more personal than usual.

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Indeed as we chose to do the ceremony in a Shinto Shrine (Ogamiyama Jinja) in Daisen (Tottori Prefecture), I guess it could interest some of you.

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


The place is quite popular at this time of the year for momijigari, so to avoid the groups of tourists walking around we had our ceremony starting at 9AM which implied we had to be at the shrine at 6:30AM.

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


I wore the Hakama and my wife wore the white kimono and special hair make the whole took almost 2 hours to complete. Moreover the shrine is at the top of a long stone way in the mountain finishing by a fair amount of steps... We arrived at the top just when the sun was rising. Guests arrived around 8AM (some of the present shots are taken by my bro and a friend).

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


As I was ready before my wife I took some shots of her dressing. I manage to convince her to show you some of the photos ;-)

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Actually before reaching this phase it took close to 1.5 hour to get dressed this way!

Auto-portrait... kind of :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


The hair make

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine



Under supervision

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine



Studying the Chikai no kotoba :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


that I had to read during the ceremony... I went for the Hiragana to be sure not to forget anything (and the hand writing of the original by the priest was quite unreadable for me...).

Hair make almost done :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Last corrections :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


It's quite heavy if you wonder.

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Wifey ready for the ceremony :)

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Inside the Shrine :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Kanushi San (Shinto shrine priest) and Miko San (woman helper) :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Critical moment for us :)

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Details of the shrine :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Miko San :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


Japanese family side :

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


and leaving the Shrine... to the lunch with family and friends at Daisen Lake Hotel.

Japan, Wedding, Shinto Shrine


(I still don't have the pictures by the pro cameraman, once I'll have it, I may upload some of them)


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By Thierry Régagnon At 2009-11-08 08:22:07
from France ,Web Consultant
http://regagnon.com/

The third act. I wish you both lots of happiness! :)

It's possible to have a shintoist wedding when you are not from this religion ?


By Gator At 2009-11-08 10:05:25
from Paris, France ,stuff
http://strangegator.blogspot.com

Congrats.


By Jérome At 2009-11-08 16:55:09
from Nagano ,Back from walk with wifey and a dog
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks guys, Thierry : Japan is a friendly country in matters of religion, they kind of accept any religion to settle and the priest did not ask any questions for why we wanted a Shinto ceremony. He was just surprised we chose "his" shrine as it is an unusual one for wedding until recently (only 4 ceremonies this year and before it was one every 2 years!)


By Jéromz P. At 2009-11-09 11:22:07

Félicitations !!! magnifiques costumes, magnifiques photos, comme d'hab.


By Jérome At 2009-11-10 02:29:42
from Nagano ,Soon dining
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Salut Jérome! Merci, j'espà¨re que tout va bien de ton coté !


By Megumi At 2009-11-10 03:24:37

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By Jérome At 2009-11-10 05:38:40
from 長野 ,à‚‚à†à™ààŠé¢¨å‘‚
http://www.jeromesadou.com

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By RobbHand At 2009-11-10 20:12:02
from Kansas, USA
http://robb.handfamily.us

Beautiful pictures, beautiful ceremony. I look forward to being in Japan in June 2010 and seeing the beauty of your country for myself.


By pchan At 2009-11-13 03:11:58
from Bruxelles
http://pchan.over-blog.com

Toutes mes félicitations.
Y a pas à  redire, une cérémonie traditionnelle c'est du boulot mais l'environnement choisi était parfaitement judicieux.


By Jérome At 2009-11-13 06:01:24
from Home ,soon to futon
http://www.jeromesadou.com

RobbHand, Thanks I am sure you will enjoy!

Pchan, merci, effectivement c'était du boulot (impression de produire un film de Spielberg... ) mais nos familles nous ont heureusement bien aidé...


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